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A project that seeks to refactor Vim. Use this tag for questions specifically regarding Neovim-only features (i.e. features not found in Vim and other Vi-like editors).

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Ultisnips causes problem with unmapped f-keys in nvim insert mode

With F2 unmapped, for instance, I get a load of error messages (see below). I realized I can fix this by mapping the f-keys, but I'm curious: are they mapped to something by Ultisnips, that doesn't ...
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How to use Neovim as editor in MATLAB

One of the neat features in Neovim is that it should be possible to embed it into other applications, to make it look it as if it was the built in editor an IDE for example! I really want to do this ...
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insert mode Abbreviations work in command mode, but not in insert mode

I have: au BufRead,BufNewFile *.tex set filetype=tex au BufRead,BufNewFile *.tex inoreabbrev ß \ss{} au BufRead,BufNewFile *.tex inoreabbrev ö \"{o} au BufRead,BufNewFile *.tex inoreabbrev ä \"{a} au ...
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How to set the size of the Neovim-qt GUI?

I am using neovim-qt but cannot figure out how to set the size of the window. I tried: nvim-qt -h nvim-qt --help nvim-qt --width=80 nvim-qt --geom 80x120 But nothing gave me any indication as to ...
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how to close tab and remove this file from buffers

I often use :tab sball to open all buffers as tabs, but sometimes after doing so I would like to close the tab and remove file from buffers at the same time. How can I achieve that? I know already ...
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Why do terminal buffers get deleted in Neovim

My terminal buffers get deleted automatically when I switch to a different buffer. Is that supposed to happen? It's really annoying. Is there a way to prevent this?
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Vim split overflow

On some files, a line (often the status line) overflows straight onto the next line, which screws up rendering until the size changes (when I close/resize a vertical split etc). This also happens ...
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NeoVim hides the * chars when editing markdown

I am using tpope's vim-markdown plugin to edit markdown files. Somehow, neovim hides the _ and * chars and changes the text in between to italic or bold depending on quantity of chars. I want to see ...
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neovim: autocompletion on user defined command plugin

I am write a plugin for neovim in python using this client and I looking for a way to offer completion when executing a command. I have look at the following example to structure my plugin. As an ...
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Neovim python3 support not working

I have problems getting python3 support working in neovim. I have followed the instructions in :help nvim-python, but :echo has('python3') returns 0. I have tried installing the neovim python ...
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Neovim on windows 10 - is it ready and how to set it up?

I am stuck on windows 10 and would like to give Neovim a shot. Is it ready, or should I just set up my vim configuration for the moment? I haven't really seen any videos or articles on Neovim under ...
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Neovim format ruby code like rubocop

is there any chance to format code to satisfy rubocop? By default my neovim is indenting code like that: class Test attr_accessor :a, :b, :c, :d, :e, :f end However, it would be nicer to have ...
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Detect neovim terminal from bash in bashrc

Does neovim set any environment variables that would let me detect from bash that the terminal is neovim? I want to change the behavior of my .bashrc if neovim is the terminal.
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Neovim Python script hangs

I'm thinking of migrating from Vim to NeoVim. I decided to begin with a bit of Python code in my .vimrc that sets the backup directory. Using the documentation, I wrote the following script: "-------...
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neovim doesn't show expansion "list" of completions

In this example, when class is typed, a list of potential expansions is shown. The snippet itself works in my nvim, but the list is not shown. Commenting out my whole init.vim (the vimrc of neovim), ...
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How to start maximized gui with qt-neovim?

I am using neovim with qt-neovim (linux arch). On gvim I could launch a maximized window with: if has("gui_running") set lines 999 columns 999 endif That is not working now though. I ...
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Edit Neovim terminal commandline within the same Neovim instance

In bash one can edit the current commandline in $EDITOR by pressing <c-x><c-e>. I am running bash inside a terminal buffer within Neovim. I would like to be able to press <c-x><c-...
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What does the '+' symbol mean when opening a buffer?

I want to open a terminal buffer in a vertical split. If i try :vertical split terminal I get a buffer named 'terminal', not a terminal buffer. I recently learned I could do :vertical split +...
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Trouble to call a bash command from vimrc with autocommands | "Error: no previous command" (neovim)

basically i want to test within my vimrc, if /home/$USER/.dotfiles/nvim/bundle/vim-snippets/snippets was symlinked to /home/$USER/.dotfiles/nvim/snippets If not, it should create the symlink. the ...
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IndentationLine Plugin doesn't get loaded without autocmd; appearance changes from default to desired when opening another window

i use neovim and pathogen for managing plugins When i just put these settings in my init.vim, the plugin won't load. let g:indentLine_loaded = 1 let g:indentLine_fileType = ['vim','c', 'cpp'] let g:...
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Fold/Unfold on moving vertically

Currently my init.vim (neovim's equivalent to the .vimrc) sets the foldmethod to marker: set foldmethod=marker When I open a file all sections are folded and if the curser is placed in the ...
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Wrong color-theme displayed

I recently saw this video about tmux and vim and instantly fell in love with the color theme used in the video. Luckily the presenter (Nick Nisi) provides a link in the video-description to his .vimrc ...
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neovim: use new .vimrc and .vim

I wanted to take a look into neovim coming from vim and my question is about the .vimrc/.viminfo as well as the .vim folder. Preferably I would like to use fresh instances of these. Do I have to ...
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Search and highlight two different strings in different colors

I have a situation with typesetting a book in which the quotation marks are all screwed up. The author used a variety of marks¹ and apparently didn't believe in discriminating between them. I've ...
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non-default colorschemes can't be loaded; setting them manually after startup works

Currently, I use vim-plug for managing plugins and vim-colorschemes for my colorschemes - which doesn't work. Approach 1: in my init.vim: Plug 'flazz/vim-colorschemes' [...] syntax on colorscheme ...
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ci[ ; bracket recognition fails

i have the following Text in my vim ('|' is my cursor.: "|--------------[ LatexBox ]------------- When i press ci[, nothing happens. I would expect that it doesn't matter where exactly in the line ...
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How to undojoin changes made from neovim remote plugin on TextChanged

I'm writing a remote neovim plugin that automatically inserts parens into the buffer based on http://shaunlebron.github.io/parinfer/ What I'm struggling to figure out is how can I get :undojoin like ...
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How can I use --servername and --remote in neovim?

in vim I can do vim --servername foo and vim --servername foo --remote-silent bar.txt to open files in one instance of vim from several terminal windows (via tmux or whatever). How is the same thing ...
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Exit from Terminal mode in Neovim/Vim 8

I can't figure out how to go back to Normal mode after entering Terminal in Insert mode... Escape just doesn't seem to work. Any idea?
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Use case for neovim terminal emulator?

One big difference of neovim and Vim is that neovim includes a terminal emulator that works asynchronously. However, I fail to see how can I profit from this feature. For what can I use it? Can you ...
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Disable command bar completion list

when I use to autocomplete in neovim, I get two completion lists. The following screenshot was taken with an empty .nvimrc. To reproduce: Open nvim, enter :e, tab <Tab> to get the (in this ...
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How can I make vim stop splitting my words into chunks?

English language users probably don't have this trouble, but vim is pretty dumb when it comes to regular expressions. In my case most letters in the Turkish alphabet outside the EN alphabet don't seem ...
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How to enter insert mode when entering Neovim terminal pane?

I have the following mappings to make it easy to move out of a terminal pane in Neovim: tnoremap <C-h> <C-\><C-n><C-w>h " Workaround since <C-h> isn't working in ...
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Is it possible to write .nvimrc for NeoVim in Lua?

Is it possible to write .nvimrc for NeoVim in Lua? Is it planned for the future?
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Trouble Using Color Scheme in NeoVim

I don't have a full understanding of how my color scheme is interacting with the term setting in vim and this is impeding my ability to get it to display correctly in neovim. In my .vimrc file, ...
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Send text from one split window to another

Recently there was an add-on to NeoVim which allows opening terminal in a vim buffer. This has appealing possibilities to send text from one vim window to another replicating, for example, a REPL like ...
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Warning when opening commit message with Neovim

I've been using Neovim for a few days with no problem, so I decided to switch my git config to use Neovim instead of vim. Here's what I put in my global .gitconfig: [core] editor = nvim And here'...
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remap not working; <NL> in appears in other binding

I'm trying to remap Control + [hjkl] to navigate among splits, by setting this in my rc file: " splits navigation nnoremap <C-h> <C-w>h nnoremap <C-j> <C-w>j nnoremap <C-k&...
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What is Neovim, and how is it different from Vim?

I've been hearing about Neovim; how does it differ from Vim? All the points on the homepage are just architectural changes 'under the hood'. As a user, what's the difference for me?
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